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The Anthology page shares a collection of stories, a variety of humor, different sayings, musical phenoms, and things that don't fit on the other pages. I hope you enjoy the Anthology page and that you'll return often.

Watch this driver handle his car!

11/05/12 Updated; FROM THE NET.

This guy can realy drive !!!! has car control down to a art . Turn up the volume. Put it on Full Screen, hang on, and enjoy the ride...it will be the wildest one you have ever taken. This is driving skill at its worldís best. http://www.gigapixel.com/image/gigapan-canucks-g7.html

Have a great week.~jwa

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The world's largest plane!

11/05/12 Updated; FROM THE NET.

The incredible size of this plane seems beyond the pale. Check it out.

http://www.vva678.net/V-V-A-Worlds-Biggest-Russian-Plane.html.

Enjoy the week and weekend.~jwa

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Unique wood sculptures; very impressive!

4/27/12 Updated; FROM THE NET.

A friend sent this to me. I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-unique-wood-chip-sculptures-of-segei-bobkov.html.

All the best.~jwa

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1/22/12 Updated; FROM THE NET.

Brain Study

Wow! It took me a few seconds, but then I got the hang of it...

Good example of a Brain Study. If you can read this you have a strong mind.

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Have a great week!~jwa

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Beautiful display of flowers and nature

12/21/11 Updated; FROM THE NET.

This is a great display of the beauty of unfolding/blossoming flowers and of nature. Hope you enjoy it.

http://player.vimeo.com/video/27920977?title=0&%3bbyline=0&%3bportrait=0href=.

Have a great day and weekend!~jwa

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Try this political quiz

11/23/11 Updated; FROM THE NET.

http://www.gigapixel.com/image/gigapan-canucks-g7.html.

Have a happy and productive Thanksgiving!~jwa

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World Air Traffick: 24 hours squeezed into one minute!

8/9/11 Updated; FROM THE NET.

Talk about widening your horizons. Check this out. It is from the Internet. Click on the right hand corner of the video file (where you see four arrows pointing in four different directions and you can enlarge the video TO FULL SCREEN SIZE; no music or sound).

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/01/the-worlds-air-traffic-over-24-hours-video.php.

Be safe.~jwa

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Space Shuttle Flight Deck

7/15/11 Updated

How would you like to take command of this flight deck? Incredible. Take your time and let it rotate 360 degrees. Pretty impressive.

http://360vr.com/2011/06/22-discovery-flight-deck-opf_6236/index.html .

Have a great weekend.~jwa

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Printing a wrench?

7/5/11 Updated

This seems impossible but apparently it works. Go figure :).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZboxMsSz5Aw.

Have a great week!~jwa

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People can do incredible things

6/24/11 Updated

A friend sent this to me from the Net. Pretty scarey things people do. (Disclaimer: If any commercial ads show up, just "x" them out.)

http://forum.gon.com/showpost.php?p=5445396.

Be safe!~jwa

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Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census

5/27/11 Updated

Interesting site...Very Interesting!! Roll your mouse wheel to zoom in or out.

Run your cursor over each county in a state and it'll give you the percentage of race in each county as of the 2010 census.

http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/map?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1.

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Internet photos from Afghanistan

5/20/11 Updated

I received this in powerpoint but I went to the Net and retrieved it straight on. Since America is in this country, attempting to bring some freedom and peace to it, this might be of interest to you. Out of sight is generally out of mind.

http://www.jeanchung.net/index.php#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=2&a=0&at=0.

Looking forward to God's kingdom to come.~jwa

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Retrieving important items from your sink drain without a wrench

5/9/11 Updated

I've not tried this but it appears to be workable. Let me know if you try it and it works. At the least, this is interesting.

http://www.familyhack.com/2007/08/29/drain-tip/.

All the best.~jwa

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World-record Kayak-drop over a very high waterfall

4/6/11 Updated; from the Net

Turn on your sound.

http://www.wimp.com/highestwaterfall/.

Enjoy your week.~jwa

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Earth compared to the Solar System and the Universe

3/30/11 Updated; from the Net (youtube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0lxbzgwW7I.

At the end of the video, you might want to check out the additional video of the comparative size of the earth to other planets, etc.

Thanks for visiting this page and web site.~jwa

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Classic Warren Buffett

3/7/11 Updated

I was sent this; it's down-to-earth and inspirational. I wanted to share it with you. Check it out.

http://sz0002.wc.mail.comcast.net/h/viewimages?id=345840.

All the best.~jwa

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Cell Phone Tricks

3/7/11 Updated

Here are 5 things your cell phone can do (I haven't proven them, personally).This comes from the Internet, sent to me by a friend.

"For all the folks with cell phones.This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:

FIRST: Emergency

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find Yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile wi ll search any existing network to Establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

SECOND: Have you locked your keys in the car?

Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys In the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot From your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other ' remote ' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk). Editor ' s Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone! '

THIRD: Hidden Battery Power

Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.

FOURTH: How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone:*#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the screen.This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your phone gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

FIFTH: Free Directory Service for Cells

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800)FREE411, or (800) 373-3411without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now."

Again, this comes from the Internet and I do not know the author.

Have a great week.~jwa

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First Jet Flight October 1941

2/17/11 Updated

Having been a private pilot in the past, this link interested me. I thought I'd share it with you.

http://videosift.com/video/Americas-First-Jet-Flight-October-1942.

All the best.~jwa

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An incredible car door!

2/10/11 Updated

This seems so practical. But carmakers never let practicality get in their way:).

Click on the link below and turn on your sound for the explanation.

http://www.newseniors.com/disappearing-car-door/.

Have a great weekend.~jwa

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Yosemite phenom!

1/12/11 Updated

I've been to Yosemite National Park a few times; spent a night in a cabin one time. The sights are incredible. This video segment highlights what the call "Frazil" ice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9V9p4mFEYXc&vq=medium#t=15 .

Have a great weekend.~jwa

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World's fastest gunman. Seeing is almost believing!

1/12/11 Updated

This is next to impossible. Click the link, turn on the sound, and be amazed.

http://www.wimp.com/fastestgunman/.

All the best!~jwa

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Unusual clock!

1/18/11 Updated

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf.

Be safe.~jwa

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NASA astronaut pictures; seeing is believing!

12/20/10 Updated

I've quickly scanned these photo shots from an astronaut in outerspace. You've got to see them to believe them. I'm reminded of how small we are and how great God is. Enjoy them.

http://triggerpit.com/2010/11/22/incredible-pics-nasa-astronaut-wheelock/.

Have a great week!~jwa

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Awesome quotes on leadership

12/9/10 Updated

If you're interested in good leadership, you will want to check these quotes out.

1. "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." - Peter F. Drucker

2. "If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny." - Dee Hock

3. "A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say 'we did it ourselves.'" - Lao Tzu

4. "The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader." - Albert Einstein

5. "The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why." - Warren Bennis

6. "The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you." - Max DePree

7. "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams

8. "The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist." - Eric Hoffer

9. "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

10. "Lead and inspire people. Don't try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead." - Ross Perot

11. "Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob." - Oscar Wilde

12. "All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership." - John Kenneth Galbraith

13. "Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.‚ÄĚ - Harold S. Geneen

14. "Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them." - John Maxwell

15. "The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision."-Theodore Hesburgh

16. "The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority." - Kenneth Blanchard

17. "Leaders conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts." - John Gardner

18. "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. "The ability to summon positive emotions during periods of intense stress lies at the heart of effective leadership." - Jim Loehr

20. "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - General George Patton

21. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." - Bill Gates 22. "Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

23. I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control." - Margaret Wheatley

24. "The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership." - Harvey S. Firestone

25. "One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency." - Arnold Glasow

26. "The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." - Ralph Nader

27. "You don't lead by hitting people over the head. That's assault, not leadership." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

28. "Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out." - Stephen Covey

29. "No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings." - Peter Drucker

30. "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it." - Theodore Roosevelt

31. "A leader is a dealer in hope." - Napoleon Bonaparte

32. "To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone." - Harry Truman

33. "Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it is the only thing." - Albert Schweitzer

34. "People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert." - Theodore Roosevelt

Have a great weekend.~jwa

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A climber extraordinaire!

11/28/10 Updated

The climber in this video is extraordinary! Seems impossible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSdMb3emV2g&feature=related.

Thanks for visiting my anthology page.~jwa

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A Think Test

11/26/10 Updated

It's time to test your thinking ability. Click on the link and see how well you do.

http://www.oldjoeblack.0nyx.com/thinktst.htm.

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Things a burglar will not tell you

11/22/10 Updated

TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT DISTRICT ONE - CRIME PREVENTION BULLETIN

THINGS A BURGLAR DOES NOT TELL YOU

Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste - and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.

If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, donít let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if itís set. That makes it too easy.

A good security company alarms the window over the sink. Windows on the second floor should also have alarms on them, which often access the master bedroom and your jewelry. Itís not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

Itís raining, youíre fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door: understandable. But understand this: I donít take a day off because of bad weather.

I always knock first. If you answer, Iíll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters, donít take me up on it.

Do you really think I wonít look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, freezer and the medicine cabinet.

Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never ever look like a crook.

The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors!

Iíll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, heíll stop what heís doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesnít hear it again, heíll just go back to what he was doing. Itís human nature.

Iím not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

I love looking in your windows. Iím looking for signs that youíre home, and for flat screen televisions or gaming systems Iíd like. Iíll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night; you donít close your blinds: I pick my targets.

Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page, itís easier than you think to look up your address.

To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, itís an invitation.

If you donít answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.

Hereís a helpful hint: I almost never go into kidsí rooms.

Youíre right: I wonít have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if itís not bolted down, Iíll take it with me.

A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system.

Thanks for visiting this page and thanks for taking good care of what belongs to you.~jwa

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Remarkable skills on a bicycle!

11/5/10 Updated

Check this out!

http://wimp.com/bicycleskill/.

All the best.~jwa

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Paint and Personality

10/26/10 Updated

You might want to check this out. It tells you about yourself, how you think and view life.

http://www.chinapaint.com/eng/flash/colorandme_en.swf.

Have a great week.~jwa

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Check this out; test your vision

10/22/10 Updated

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/interactives/senseschallenge/senses.swf?.

Have a great weekend.~jwa

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Could this be why some athletes don't have regular jobs?

7/21/10 Updated

A good friend sent this to me. Hope you enjoy them :).

    1. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season: "I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first."

    2. And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skins say: "I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl," Matt Millen of the Raiders said: "To win, I'd run over Joe's Mom, too."

    3. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."

    4. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann, 1996: "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

    5. Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh: "I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes." (Now that is beautiful).

    6. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach: "You guys line up alphabetically by height." And, "You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle."

    7. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison: "Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton."

    8. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker: "That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes."

    9. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is."

    10. Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt." (I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January)

    11. Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'"

    12. Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one D: "Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."

    13. Amarillo High School and Oiler coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he takes his wife on all the road trips, Phillips responded: "Because she is too ugly to kiss good-bye."

    14. These are right in the ballpark with Mike Tyson's answer to what he will do when he retires..."I guess I'll just fade into Bolivia."

    Enjoy your week and weekend.~jwa

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    Worldclock that eclipses all clocks

    7/7/10 Updated

    This is so unusual, a clock that informs across many venues. Hope you enjoy it.

    http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf.

    All the best.~jwa

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    4th of July quiz

    7/4/10 Updated;

    How much do you know about and surrounding the 4th of July?

    http://www.comcast.net/triviagames/news/4thofjuly/.

    Have a great July 4th.~jwa

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    Guess the spot from the air

    6/25/10 Updated;

    Check this out. Interesting little test.

    http://www.guessthespot.com/.

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    How numerals 0 to 9 got their shape; interesting to say the least!

    6/18/10 Updated;

    I do not know whether what you will learn on this web link is accurate but it certainly is very interesting.

    http://sphinx-egyptexpat.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-numerals-0-9-got-their-shape.html.

    I had trouble getting the sound to work. Even if you read their explanation, you can get the gist of it. You can also fill the screen with the presentation.

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    Old TV Video of Steve Allen

    6/11/10 Updated;

    For some of you, you might not remember the Tonight Show beyond Jay Leno. But there were some pretty solid hosts before Jay: Johnny Carson and Steve Allen, to name two. Carson was really good in my books, he had a little class. But Steve Allen was my favorite, a very, very funny man.

    A good friend sent some links of old TV shows; here is one of Steve Allen, a very sharp comedian who incidentally was quite an author and pianist as well. I had the opportunity to visit with him in a Brea, California book store where he was signing one of his books for the public. He was so funny and I took the liberty to share some of his quips with him. He humored me; we both laughed alot. Check it out.

    THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1957), a video clip.

    Steverino's classic rock and roll poetic hate reading of Be Bop A Lula, no apology to Gene Vincent. Steve snubbed rock, had no rock acts on his show, but then booked them on his shows to get ratings (NBC).

    Remember the key here is that Steve Allen didn't like rock and roll. So he read the then hit song "Be Bop A Lula" in such a way to help show his feeling of inanity (senselessness) for it.

    http://xoteria.com/CH16.html.

    All the best to you and yours.~jwa

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    Check your knowledge of Politics, etc.

    5/20/10 Updated;

    http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/index.php.

    All the best.~jwa

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    Did you know that copy machines can record what you copy?

    5/12/10 Updated;

    You might want to check your copy machine, whether it is equipped to record anything you duplicate on it. This could get a little risky if others can get all of our private data (social security, etc.). Turn up your sound and watch the report.

    http://www.wimp.com/copymachines/.

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    The creation of the Space Station: worth a looksee!

    4/17/10 Updated;

    I enjoy space photos. They give me a new physical perspective of how small we are and how great God's universe is. This one focuses on the space station and how it all came together. Hope you enjoy it.

    http://i.usatoday.net/tech/graphics/iss_timeline/flash.htm.

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    How current are you about world news?

    4/9/10 Updated;

    From the Internet

    Think you know what's going on? Takes 30 seconds. It shows who's watching the news! There are no tricks here - just a simple test to see if you are current on your information. Test your knowledge with 12 questions, then check to see how you compare with others who took the test. Click below.

    http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/index.php.

    All the best.~jwa

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    Night Landings on board an aircraft carrier: I've been there in PriFly, watching this

    4/2/10 Updated; From the Internet

    Got this from the Net. It shows some Navy fliers landing on board a pitching aircraft carrier in high seas, in the pitch black of the night. There's a little foul language here and there that's pretty well bleeped out. I well remember the nights I was in Primary Flight (Pri-fly) above the deck about 20 feet with Commander Hitchcock (very emotional) and Commander Thelen (very calm). We had rough seas and one night we lost a plane and the pilot. So "feel" what I saw and felt firsthand watching landing on a carrier (like a postage stamp when you're landing) in rough waters. Check the link. Turn on your sound. I've got to hand it to these pilots.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=S0yj70QbBzg.

    Have a great Sabbath and weekend.~jwa

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    Improving your brain power!

    3/12/10 Updated; From the Internet

    I found this url in the Parade newspaper. I found it interesting and helpful. You might enjoy it :).

    http://www.parade.com/games/lumosity/index.html.

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    Hubble provides a good attitude adjustment; just how big are we?

    3/12/10 Updated; From the Internet

    Check these photos out.

    God wants us to look at the heavens and consider His greatness which in turn gives us a much better perspective about ourselves.

    http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/ .

    Have a great Sabbath and weekend.~jwa

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    Different kinds of 'tators

    3/4/10 Updated; From the Internet

    Here a cute little file you might enjoy. It deals with different kinds of 'tators :). My sound wouldn't work on this one. Sorry.

    http://www.frontiernet.net/~jimdandy/specials/sweettators/.

    All the best.~jwa

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    An unusual clock: for those who love clocks

    2/9/10 Updated; From the Internet

    I like clocks. Clocks came around because it helped business owners to get more work out of their employees, an interesting study of its own.

    This clock is unusual. I haven't found a way to put in on my desktop but if I could, it might drive me crazy :).

    Check it out:

    http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/swf/timeline.swf.

    All the best to you and yours.~jwa

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    Take a look in space for a better perspective of yourself

    2/4/10 Updated; From the Internet

    This is both humbling and exciting. Hope you enjoy it.

    http://www.4to40.com/fastforward/index.asp?id=872.

    Thanks for visiting this page.~jwa

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    IQ Test

    1/22/10 Updated; From the Internet

    You might want to try this IQ test. It's short.

    http://www.queendom.com/tests/quiz/index.htm?idRegTest=746.

    Have a great Sabbath.~jwa

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    Observation Test

    1/08/09 Updated; From the Internet

    Check this out. How well do you observe things you encounter often?

    http://www.oldjoeblack.0nyx.com/thinktst.htm.

    Have a great week and weekend.~jwa

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    Short-term memory test

    12/30/09 Updated; From the Internet

    Check out your short term memory. Click on the link and enjoy.

    http://neutralx0.net/home/mini04.html.

    Have a great and safe next few days.

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    The tallest building in the world; is it worth it?

    12/17/09 Updated; From the Internet

    The Christian Science Monitor did a piece on the tallest building in the world. Interesting but to what end?

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2009/1203/worlds-tallest-building-burj-dubai-tower-opens-as-a-golden-era-closes .

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    Pretty incredible photos of earth from space

    12/10/09 Updated; From the Internet

    Photos like these help me get a better perspective of myself. Hope you like them.

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/01/earth_observed.html.

    Enjoy your Sabbath.~jwa

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    Are these among your favorite web sites?

    12/04/09 Updated; From the Internet

    You might want to check these out.

    http://www.allmyfaves.com/.

    All the best.~jwa

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    Unemployment data over past two years; this is pretty frightening

    11/29/09 Updated; From the Internet

    http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html.

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    National Geographic on Thanksgiving Day

    11/27/09 Updated

    National Geographic News has some interesting research on Thanksgiving Day Facts: Pilgrims' Dinner, Parades, & More.

    You might find this interesting. Click on the link below.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/11/091126-thanksgiving-facts-google-doodle.html.

    Have a great Sabbath and weekend.~jwa

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    Incredible photo of astronauts repairing the Hubble Telescope

    11/22/09 Updated

    I love photos taken of astronauts in space. This is a good one.

    http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/348557main_fd6-signal_full.jpg.

    Thanks for visiting.~jwa

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    Ferry Flight

    11/20/09 From youtube.

    This too is impressive. Check it out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=sa5MQag-UcQ.

    Have a great weekend and Sabbath!~jwa

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    New bridge over Hoover Dam

    11/13/09 From the Net.

    Check this out! Pretty impressive.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1197544/THE-WIDER-VIEW-Taking-shape-new-bridge-Hoover-Dam.html.

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    An Attorney's Advice

    11/02/09 From the Net.

    A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:

    1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED.'

    2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the 'For' line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.

    3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.

    4. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel.. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealing a Name, address, Social Security number, credit cards..

    Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have first hand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more. But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:

    5. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.

    6. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one). But here's what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.)

    7. Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number.. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name. The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit..

    By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks..

    Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:

    1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 1-800-525-6285

    2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742 1-888-397-3742

    3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289 1-800-680 7289

    4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271 1-800-269-0271

    All the best.~jwa

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    Dr. Oz on Swine-flu prevention

    10/26/09

    The following advice, given by Dr. Oz, makes a lot of sense/

    The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

    While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

    1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

    2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat or bathe.)

    3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

    4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water, or hydrogen peroxide. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose softly once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.*

    5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

    6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

    Stay healthy.~jwa

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    Special Navy Drill Team

    10/20/09

    Talk about focus and precision. Here's the Navy Ceremonial Drill Team you won't soon forget.

    http://www.whc.net/rjones/USN/USN_team.html

    Thanks for visiting this page.~jwa

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    Jukebox Oldies

    10/20/09

    You might want to review some of the old jukebox song oldies. Click and enjoy.

    http://www.mikesoldiestoo.com/

    Thanks for visiting. ~jwa

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    Classic Cars; enjoy

    10/15/09

    If you aren't aware of classic cars, you might enjoy sorting through these. Hope you enjoy them. Thanks for visiting my web site and this page.

    http://www.lov2xlr8.no/broch1.html

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    Berlusconi advocates for a creation of "Core" Europe, if Ireland says "No!" again

    9/27/09 From the Internet. EUObserver.com; September 21, 2009

    I don't know how I missed sending this to you all. I check this online magazine out for the latest on what's happening with the EU. Good source. Recommend it.

    Here's how the article starts: "Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has suggested that if the Irish people vote against the Lisbon Treaty a second time, a group of European Union member states should move to create a "core Europe" in order to implement the treaty.

    "'If the Lisbon Treaty on EU reform does not pass, we need to completely revisit the current functioning of Europe to create a core of states that operate beyond unanimity,' said Mr Berlusconi on Friday (18 September) at a press conference after meeting with Premier Slovenian Borut Pahor, according to Italian state broadcaster RAI News 24" (Leigh Phillips).

    COMMENTARY: My thought about this is that this might be the prequel to Daniel 2:40-43. "And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters all things; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay" (Dan. 2:40-43).

    If the EU creates a "core" Europe that adds up to 10, we've got something going here (Rev. 17:12-13). There are presently some 27 countries that make up the EU, but they are having a very difficult time getting on the same page. That's understandable seeing that they have about 2,000 years of cultural, societal, political, and ethnic differences to deal with.

    Can't be sure, of course. But to me, it's all very interesting. If not, no problem. My job is to watch world news in light of Bible prophecy and share what I see.

    Read the full story for yourself by clicking on the link.

    http://euobserver.com/18/28691

    Have a great High Sabbath, week, and Feast of Tabernacles!

    All the best.~jwa

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    America's incredible naval power and a new airbus by Boeing

    9/23/09 From the Internet.

    It's easy to lose touch with things we're not acquainted with or don't know exist. I spent four years in the Navy so this doesn't surprise me. To the civilian who has never been near the Navy, this firepower may come as a surprise.

    Also, check out the Boeing airbus. Incredible to think that despite the fact that our leadership appears to be clueless on significant geopolitical issues, still American knowhow rocks on.

    http://www.graniteschools.org/el/valleycrest/index_files/airplanes.pdf

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    The Tucker Automobile!

    9/20/09 From the Internet.

    I don't know if you've ever heard of the Tucker Automobile that was so far ahead of its time that it threatened the big carmakers of the day (U.S.A). Someone even made a movie about Mr. Tucker; the name of the movie I believe was "Tucker." Jeff Bridges starred in the movie as Preston Tucker. If you've never seen this movie, I recommend it.

    In the interim, check out this Net piece on the 1948 Tucker.

    http://www.laubly.com/1948tucker.htm

    Enjoy your week. Drive safely.~jwa

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    Credit Card Gaffs

    9/16/09 From the Internet.

    Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die.

    This is so priceless, and so, so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today.

    A lady died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00 when she died, but now somewhere around $60.00. A family member placed a call to Citibank.

    Here is the exchange :

    Family Member: 'I am calling to tell you she died back in January.'

    Citibank: 'The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.'

    Family Member: 'Maybe, you should turn it over to collections. '

    Citibank: 'Since it is two months past due, it already has been.'

    Family Member: So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?'

    Citibank: 'Either report her account to frauds division or report her to the credit bureau, maybe both!'

    Family Member: 'Do you think God will be mad at her?'

    Citibank: 'Excuse me?'

    Family Member: 'Did you just get what I was telling you - the part about her being dead?'

    Citibank: 'Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor.'

    Supervisor gets on the phone:

    Family Member: 'I'm calling to tell you, she died back in January with a $0 balance.'

    Citibank: 'The account was never closed and late fees and charges still apply.'

    Family Member: 'You mean you want to collect from her estate?'

    Citibank: (Stammer) 'Are you her lawyer?'

    Family Member: 'No, I'm her great nephew.' (Lawyer info was given)

    Citibank: 'Could you fax us a certificate of death?'

    Family Member: 'Sure.' (Fax number was given )

    After they get the fax :

    Citibank: 'Our system just isn't setup for death. I don't know what more I can do to help.'

    Family Member: 'Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. She won't care.'

    Citibank: 'Well, the late fees and charges will still apply.'

    (What is wrong with these people?!?)

    Family Member: 'Would you like her new billing address?'

    Citibank: 'That might help...'

    Family Member: ' Odessa Memorial Cemetery , Highway 129, Plot Number 69.'

    Citibank: 'Sir, that's a cemetery!'

    Family Member: 'And what do you do with dead people on your planet???'

    (Priceless!! ) You wondered why Citi is going broke and need the feds to bail them out!!

    Have a great week.~jwa

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    The web site that opens the world to all web sites

    9/6/09

    A friend sent this to me. Hope it helps you to find what you want, through colorful iconographies (love that word; "O'Reilly, top this word!" :).

    http://www.allmyfaves.com/

    All the best.~jwa

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    The aircraft carrier, U.S.S. JFK

    9/3/09

    Check out the size of this U.S. aircraft carrier! I lived one year aboard the old U.S.S. Lexington, just a few feet short of 1,000 feet. This is much bigger. I don't know this web site but it does have this incredible photo of the JFK docking in Malta.

    http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?read=145170

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    More Silvan Zingg!

    8/30/09

    Check the link below. Click on it (be sure you have your sound on) then click on "Videos." There you should see not only Silvan playing some good Boogie Woogie but two young dancers jitterbugging (they will make you feel young again :).

    http://boogiegroove.ch/silvan/site_uk/

    Later.~jwa

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    I'm a Silvan Zingg fan

    8/28/09

    There's gotta' be a time for some moving music, like Silvan Zingg's boogie woogie piano renditions. Hope you enjoy it as I have.

    http://www.last.fm/music/Silvan+Zingg/+videos/+1--nrOW82A_Yg

    Music and be theraputic :).~jwa

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    You may not believe this incredible display of art in the eye of a needle!

    8/18/09

    I saw this on a talk show recently and googled it to see if I could share it with you all. It is unbelieveable...almost :).

    http://www.maniacworld.com/art-in-the-eye-of-a-needle.html

    Have a great week and weekend.~jwa

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    All the Queen's Men

    8/12/09

    A good friend put me on to this video clip so I'm sharing it with you. The clip was produced at the end of March 2009, so it's now history, but it does point up the number of U.S. Presidents who have visited the Queen of England. Click on the link and turn up your sound a little :). I found it interesting and entertaining.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4908346n&tag=related;photovideo

    Have a great weekend and Sabbath.~jwa

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    Runaway horse hits a "Mustang?" If so, will the insurance company "pony up?"

    8/10/09

    This was on a major TV channel. Have you seen it?

    http://myprops.org/content/Video-Neigh-Runaway-horse-jumps-over-car/

    All the best.~jwa

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    Trivial Blitz!

    8/6/09 FROM THE NET!

    http://www.joytube.com/trivial-blitz-2/

    Thanks for visiting this page.~jwa

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    Unique speed control in Canada

    8/4/09 FROM THE NET!

    This is ingenious except that if drivers become habitualized to the reality that these pot holes are not real and they finally drive on a road that does have pot holes...wellll...there might be difficulties :).

    Check it out.

    http://roadsafety.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/brilliant-speed-control-in-canada/

    Drive safely.~jwa

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    Have you heard this admission from the Federal Reserve re: the trillion dollar bailout?

    7/30/09

    This appears legit although I've not heard of "dailybail.com." I listened to it and its incredible to hear.

    http://dailybail.com/home/there-are-no-words-to-describe-the-following-part-ii.html

    Have a great weekend.~jwa

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    Pope's call for one world political authority...hmmmmmmm

    7/24/09

    Last Tuesday, Pope Benedict called for a one world political authority to offset capitalism's recent problems and to insure that the wealth of nations can be spread fairly and equally among all peoples. Interesting he would publish this just before President Obama's visit.

    Here's part of the story: "An encyclical is the highest form of papal writing and gives the clearest indication to the world's 1.1 billion Catholics as well as non-Catholics of what the pope and the Vatican think about specific social and moral issues.

    "It was addressed to all Catholics as well as 'all people of good will' and was released on the eve of the start of the G8 Summit in Italy and three days before the pope is due to discuss the global downturn with U.S. President Barack Obama.

    "In several sections of the encyclical, Benedict made it clear he had great reservations about a totally free market."

    The Bibile speaks of an authoritarian reign in Europe for the future (Revelation 17:9-13). You should be aware of this incredible event and prepare for it, at least spiritually. Is this its subtle beginnings? Who would compel all free nations to come under this authority? Who would be that authority?

    The Bible speaks clearly on this subject; it will surely come. I was surprised by this article but it makes sense that the Pope might come out with something like this especially in the present global economic downturn.

    Here's the link.

    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/fp/Pope+calls+world+political+authority/1767302/story.htm

    All the best.~jwa

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    U.S. Debt Clock: Fascinating and Frightening

    7/20/09

    Got this from the Internet. When it comes to our economic meltdown, this really hits home.

    http://www.usdebtclock.org/

    Spending money wisely is the way to go.

    Have a great week.~jwa

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    Test your short-term memory

    7/15/09

    I found this on the Net. It can be a little addictive, but fun :).

    http://neutralx0.net/home/mini04.html

    Thanks for visiting this page and my web site.~jwa

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    Unusual choir

    7/13/09

    A friend sent this to me, thought you might enjoy it. One request that's very important: after clicking on the link, the video file will begin to play; do not look at the video for about 2 minutes. See what you hear and what you might imagine. It's all about rain but the sound is created in a unique way. Again, try not to look at the video after it begins (be sure the sound is on). The video is about 6 minutes long.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjbpwlqp5Qw

    Enjoy the week.~jwa

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    You're not going to believe this story about an 89 year old lady and her 1964 Mercury

    7/9/09

    Click on the link for a pleasant surprise :).

    http://growingbolder.com/media/technology/vehicles/romancing-the-road-259598.html

    Enjoy the weekend and Sabbath.~jwa

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    TV Powersalesman found dead

    6/28/09

    I discovered this on the Net. Do you remember the now famous TV pitchman, Billy Mays? I saw him recently on an evening talk show and now, at 50, he was found dead. Apparently no foul play is expected. Check out the link below.

    http://www.comcast.net/video/billy-mays-found-dead/1166490941/Comcast/1165177816/

    Thanks for visiting my site and this page.~jwa

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    Power Point on our Solar System

    6/24/09

    I always enjoy looking at our Solar System so I thought I'd share this with you. Once you click on the link you will either want to open or save the file. I choose to open it with my Microsoft PowerPoint (default)...it just shows up when I click on the link. You should then be in the PowerPoint set up. I then go to the top bar where it says Slide Show, click on it and then click on View Show. It should fill your screen and you can click anywhere on the screen to advance the slides. Hope you enjoy it.

    http://www.nebo.edu/misc/learning_resources/ppt/k-5/solar_system.ppt

    Have a great week.~jwa

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    A World Clock: A different perspective

    3/26/08

    http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf

    Have a great weekend!~jwa

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